Today I’m sharing another birthday card duo, this time featuring the Piece of Cake stamp set and matching Cake Builder Punch. I’ve used Rococo Rose for one card and Seaside Spray for the other and kept them simple by using no embellishments.
I used the Fluid 100 watercolour paper for the background and used the Aqua Painter to create a wash of colour over the backgorund. I then used the finger flick technique to add the flecked ink across the card to add some more detail. I then stamped the Happy Birthday from the stamp set all over randomly in Rococo Rose.
For the centre of the card I stamped dotty/stripy birthday cake in Tuxedo Memento Ink and then coloured with Stampin’ Blends beforing punching out. I also punch out to cake stands in Silver Foil. I then cut a white oval matt and stamped the little lollipops at the top. I adhered the white oval onto a Silver Foil oval and then attached to my card bases.
As a finishing touch added the cakes to the centre of the ovals using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give some dimension and interest to the card.
Which is your favourite the pink or blue version?
This card was made from the Leave A Little Sparkle stamp set for one of my friends little girls who is unicorn mad, I think she will like it as the whole party was unicorn themed and had a very similar colour scheme.
First I created the background using the new Fluid 100 watercolour paper, which I think makes blending much easier than our previous watercolour paper. I spritzed the whole of my watercolour paper with water then used a mix of Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron to make a striped ombre effect background. I then used my heat tool to completely dry the background.
I added a couple of swirls to the background in Versamark which have shown up in the photo above and also added a greeting from Magical Mermaid in Rich Razzleberry.
I then stamped the unicorn in Tuxedo Black Memento onto Shimmery White cardstock, which sadly doesn’t show up. I then coloured the mane, tail and hooves with a mix of dark Stampin’ Blends in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. A touch of Wink of Stella was added to the unicorn horn to add extra sparkle.
To embellish the card I used the now retired Twinkle, Twinkle Adhesive stars but you could also use the Iridescent Sequins or the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins for a similar effect.
I love this card and can’t wait to play around creating different coloured versions, I’m thinking Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie and Mango Melody would work well for a firey unicorn cards.
Card Base: Half sheet of A4 cardstock measuring 14.9cm x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
Bermuda Bay Matt: 14.4cm x 10cm
Watercolour Paper Layer: 13.9cm x 9.5cm
For today’s project pulled out the new background stamp Handwritten. I love this background stamp as it has such a mix of words in a variety a languages so can be used for any occasion and its in the most lovely curvy font.
I created the back with a wash of Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit grove and Mango Melody across damp watercolour paper. After leaving to dry and stamped the background stamp across the front, using the Stamparatus for this meant I could re-stamp numerous times with black to create a deeper image.
To finish the card I added the Thank You greeting from Stitched All Around and mounted it on the coordinating die from Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. I also added some of the new black 1/8″ cord which I can see myself using a lot.
Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, we’ve trimmed some trees in the garden so I’ve now got a bit more light in the garden. Talking of light, this week challenge over at TGIF Challenges was to used the Bokeh techinique, which is an out of focus photography lighting effect. I was a bit stumped on quite how to do this at first but am quite pleased with the results. What do you think?
To make the background I took some watercolour paper and then misted all over with water. I then took my aqua painter and some Blushing Bride re-inker and created a wash all over the card.
I then made a circle template using some window sheet and the circle punches in sizes 1 3/8″, 1 1/4″ and 3/4″. With the 1 3/8″ template I sponged some Peekaboo Peach in a random pattern all over. Next I took the 1 1/4″ template and sponged with Flirty Flamingo, I made sure that these circles all over lapped the previous ones.
I then took the 3/4″ template and Calypso Coral and added some overlapping circles and some randomly on their own. I found the finished background a little bright for the effect I wanted so I dulled it down a little by adding a layer of vellum.
I added some of the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon across the centre and adhered the whole panel to a Calypso Coral card base.
To finish the card off I just added a water coloured kitty from Pretty Kitty mounted onto circles die cut from the Layering Circles Dies.
I love the how delicate this ended up looking. What do you think? Fancy having a go at this challenge yourself them head over to the TGIF Challenges blog for more details.
Thanks for popping by.
Today I’m joining in with this weeks TGIF Challenge #110 , to use the colours Peekaboo Peach, Bermuda Bay and Basic Black. Initially I found this a hard combination to work with, I’m not good with the oranges colours as you know.
Anyway as I was opening my new box of goodies inspiration finally struck when I saw the Oh So Eclectic set, the watercolour effect stamps gave me the idea to create a watercolour background with Bermuda Bay and Peekaboo Peach blended together. Although this is quite different to my usual cards I think its quite striking and was definitely fun to make.
To make the background image I took some watercolour paper and spritz it all over with water. While it was still dry I took the stamp which looks to me like a doughnut and stamped randomly with Peekaboo Peach and Bermuda Bay.
I then took the aqua-painter and dragged the colour into all the gaps to cover the whole background. I then spritzed again so the colour ran a little, then I popped some kitchen towel over the top to soak up any excess ink.
When this was dry I stamped over my background with the large flower outline stamp in the same two colours and then to fill in the gaps took the stamp with the tiny circles and stamped any gaps with Peekaboo Peach.
To finish the card and add in the Basic Black element to the challenge I mounted my water coloured panel on some Basic Black cardstock and stamped a small greeting in the bottom right hand corner. Finally I added three of the new metallic sequins in black to draw the eye to the greeting.
I hope you enjoyed this card, I loved making it and can’t wait to get a little messy again soon. If you want to have a go at this challenge or want to see the other entries, check here.